|Jeffery Donaldson, Art Waves #118|
Writer and McMaster professor Jeffery Donaldson finds his Tourette's tics both a blessing and a curse, but for a poet they are definitely in the former category. His third collection, Palilalia, as well as his recently published fourth, Guesswork, both explore repetition and echo in ways that perhaps only a Touretter could. The reader/listener is likely to feel something of a tic in wanting to hear his beautiful poems again and again.
Keywords: Northrop Frye; Tourette's; palilalia; metaphor; Amy Clampett; Don McKay; Jan Zwicky; W.H. Auden
|200 Jeffery Donaldson ( Nov. 3, 2013)|
Art Waves celebrates its 200th program with the consummate poet & gifted reader of poetry, Jeffery Donaldson. In this visit he talks about his latest book, Slack Action, & his Jeweller's Eye blog, in which he takes us inside one poem at a time to let us see how it works its magic. Listen at the end for an extra music track written by Robert Yates and performed by Stephanie Yates.
Keywords: John Terpstra; jewellerseye.ca; John Reibetanz; Northrup Frye; W.H. Auden; Robert Frost; Bryan Prince Bookseller; Tracey Higgins; Kerry Cranston; vlogs; Amanda Jernigan; The Porcupine's Quill
|204 John Terpstra ( Dec. 8, 2013)|
Poet--or should I say, writer--John Terpstra returns to Art Waves to talk about his 9th book, Brilliant Falls. The discussion begins as a footpath, but soon broadens to become a multi-lane highway through the workings of a busy mind. Listen in for a rollicking good time and some wonderful insights.
Keywords: W.H.Auden; Richard Wilbur; the Bruce Trail; Steetly Quarry; Jeffery Donaldson's Jeweller's Eye; Wendell Berry; Michael Moore; Friends of the Redhill Valley; Paul Lisson; Hamilton Arts & Letters; Michael Ondaatje; John Laing Singers; Dylan yn it Frysk